The words are taken from Proverbs 17:19:
He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil
In fact, the whole of Proverbs 17 could be about the perverted man who we call pope, Jorge Bergoglio.
This piece grew out of spone spontaeous thoughts I had to the day's links on the 25th of October, yet another day in the long line of occasions Bergoglio has used to belittle Church teaching, this time indirectly by attacking those who defend it.
Given Bergoglio's latest cringeworthy rant against those who attempt to live by Christ's teaching, titled “Beneath rigidity there is something else, there is often wickedness” by Vatican Insider, I must, somewhat reluctanctly, agree with Mundabor that Bergoglio is a "lewd old man". It is a tag he has used multiple times which I have not been keen on endorshing in the past but the man's incessant insults aimed at those who try to lead pure lives hints at grave moral deficiency in the man.
There is something deeply sinister about a man who seems to think that people who act virtuously are hypocrites, or that there is "often wickedness" in them. This seems to be a man attempting to justify his own perversions. At the very least, these words betray a most perverted outlook on life and virtue.
We are well within our rights to wonder whether Bergoglio's attack on chastity is not because he himself has issues with upholding sexual morality on a personal level.
It is something I have been disinclined towards, but now we must openly ask it.
If he does not have problems on a personal level, then his attack on morality is all the more bizarre and inexcusable and he is a fouler man for it.
Bergogio's attack on the Church and God's plan for marriage continued today, with the words:
At times we have proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities of real families. This excessive idealisation, especially when we have failed to inspire trust on God’s grace, has not helped to make marriage more desirable and attractive, but quite the opposite.
I must ask again just who he is attacking, just what is so abstract with the idea that marriage is for life, just what is artificial about it when Genesis tells us that God made us man and woman, to which The Word Incarnate adds "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder".
That is not even the worst thing he has said this week. No, that award would have to go to his invention of a Novus Ordo heaven, of which he states:
What is the Kingdom of God? Well, perhaps the Kingdom of God is a very well-made structure, everything tidy, organization charts all done, everything and the person who does not enter (into this structure) is not in the Kingdom of God. No, the same thing can happen to the Kingdom of God as happens to the Law: unchanging, rigidity… the Law is about moving forward, the Kingdom of God is moving forward, it is not standing still. What’s more: the Kingdom of God is re-creating itself every day.
Granted, the week is not over yet, and there is more time for the man who Hilary White has apparently affecionately named "Pope Humblebrag" to outdo himself in more gibberish. Mundabor, without much effort, explains that the concept of an ever-evolving Heaven is a great absurdity.
This is from the same man who has admitted that he prays that people may fall into sin if they seem too sure of their virtue. Granted, we canot be sure if he actually prays, so we must take his comment with a good measure of salt, but what we do know for sure is that he was not ashamed to say that he prays for sins to befall other people, simply because those people seem to practice virtue. Mind you, this is the same Bergoglio who answers "Who am I to judge" when asked about the presumably sodomitical priest who he put in charge of his living quarters. Evidently, the man's capacity to judge only activates itself upon those who aim to follow the ways of God.
Dovetailing to my initial point: Bergoglio's attack on the Church's teaching on morality is incessant, as is his promotion of all manner of actual sins (discounting the many false sins he admonishes). He seems to have a special soft spot for sexual deviancy, and also seems to surround himself with perverts of all kinds.
It is significant that he does not seem to believe that God's grace can help us overcome sins, and seems to assume that those who act virtuous are hypocrites with a hidden wickedness. Nor surprisingly, perhaps, this seems to be the sentiment of Martin Luther, the heresiarch that Bergoglio will be celebrating within a week. They say "great minds think alike", and the same would seem to apply to lewd heretics, a group to which Bergolio certainly seems to belong.
A man who speaks with such venom against those who are trying to follow the way of Christ in a very hostile culture cannot be a good man. Above all, he cannot be a man who aspires to good by way of Christ. Whatever notion of good such a man has would have to be a twisted one.
Whether Bergoglio he practices his evident lewdness or not (and with whom) we ought not really to speculate, but that his mind seeks to entertain all sorts of perverted notions is certainly not up for debate, not any longer.